Tag Archives: Public Health

COVID-19 demands ethical, as well as scientific, decisions

This article, by Jessica Miller, Erika Ziller and Katherine Weatherford Darling of the University of Maine, University of Southern Maine and University of Maine at Augusta and was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on August 25, 2020. The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to reporting […]

Bring back the reusable bags

This article by Julie Lamy of UPSTREAM and Brie Berry of the University of Maine was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on July 28, 2020. In a time when we are all scared, frustrated and just generally upended by COVID-19, it may seem trivial to talk about plastic waste. After all, we’re […]

Older adults are facing dual public health emergencies

This article, by Lenard Kaye of the University of Maine, was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on April 21, 2020. By Lenard W. Kaye, Opinion guest column • April 21, 2020 6:00 am By now we all know that adults 60 years and older are at heightened risk of serious, if not fatal, health […]

Look to Portugal to address the opioid crisis

This article, by Robert W. Glover of the University of Maine, was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on August 13, 2019. By Robert W. Glover, Opinion guest column • August 13, 2019 6:36 am Updated: August 13, 2019 7:28 am In the 1990s, Portugal faced a staggering opioid crisis. Roughly 1 in 10 individuals was using heroin; 1 […]